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Watched the opening to Impact. Sting and Bobby Roode had an OK match. I don't know, it didn't click. They tried to do good by including the lumberjacks, but usually with a lumberjack match the payoff is in the lumberjacks all brawling. Didn't get there, although they teased it. Anyway, Sting won. So I quit watching.
Match of the Day goes to Sting vs. Bobby Roode, of course.
I was super bummed when Sting won cause I thought it was for the title. I did enjoy the match though.
The heel end of the lumberjacks was super week though, they should have had Bully Ray out there.
Tee-Roy'd wrote:Yeah I decided to check out Impacts live how tonight as well. First match was crap, Sting just simply does not need to wrestle anymore. On top of that he makes Bobby Roode tap out and gets a title shot at the next PPV. Way to shit all over your champ and the younger guys on the roster Hogan.
Bully Ray segment with Abyss/Joseph Parks went on for way to long. I hadn't seen Ray in a long time and he looks to be in the best shape of his career. The promo and segment wasn't bad it just drug on for far to long.
It wasn't too long for me cause I really like Joseph Park.
Tee-Roy'd wrote:Pretty good match between Aries and Sabin, didn't expect anything less from the two of them.
Not a fan of the backstage cut aways though like Aries talking to D-Lo in the gorilla position before coming out, and Samoa Joe just "happening" to walk by. Scripted Reality TV at it's worst right there Bischoff.
Yeah, really good match. I thought they might feud with Shelly leaving.
Tee-Roy'd wrote:Brooke Hogan looked all kinds of fucked up! Like someone put on her make up with a spatula, she was fucking busted ass fugly! Her and Dixie Carter in the ring at the same time has to be one of the lowest points in TNA history.
She didn't look good, at least she wasn't terrible.
Tee-Roy'd wrote:Ok that last match between Styles and Daniels was pretty damn good. AJ delivers pretty much anytime he hits the ring, and though I am not a big Daniels fan I can pretty much say the same for him as well. The after match stuff though was a complete clusterfuck. Kazarian could not get anything to go his way and looked fucking lost. Everybody was all over the place and nothing seemed to be going like they had planned and that just made everything look bush league at best. The storyline with AJ and Dixie from the little I saw tonight is completely fucking retarded and such a waste of time and talent.
Overall the entire show was pretty piss poor, with the only good things being two of the matches (Styles/Daniels and Aries/Sabin). Jeff Hardy was winning the fan vote to face Devon was even less shocking than Big Show's heel turn. Hardy should have won the TV title tonight, and I know that Hardy and Devon could have had a decent match but then the Jersey Shore idiots hit the ring and I think the actual match last all of about a minute. The Gutcheck segment was just stupid. The idea is good but like with most things in wrestling these day, not just TNA, the execution was subpar.
Why is Sting back in his Insane Icon gimmick again? He looks like Jim Carrey trying to be Heath Ledgers Joker, fucking stupid. I already said my piece on him early so I won't repeat myself anymore.
I didn't mind the ending too much cause I'm liking the storyline. It's super cheesy but I like this kind of stuff, and they're using AJ and those guys!
I liked the Gutcheck too cause Joey Ryan was good. But the reason for not picking him were dumb. And the promo being "real" and not at the same time really doesn't work. They need to pick one. I hope it was all an angle.
NJPW, 6/1/12 Iwade Municipal Citizen Gymnasium 750 Fans
1. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Jado  beat Hiromu Takahashi  (5:55) with the Crossface of JADO. 2. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Tiger Mask IV  beat Daisuke Sasaki  (7:14) with an avalanche-style double-arm suplex. 3. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Jushin Thunder Liger  beat Taichi  (7:35) with a brainbuster. 4. Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima & Captain New Japan beat Toru Yano, Takashi Iizuka & YOSHI-HASHI (14:54) when YOSHI-HASHI was DQ’d. 5. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Ryusuke Taguchi  beat Alex Kozlov  (14:54) with a Milano-saku Dodon’s Throne. 6. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Angel de Oro  beat PAC  (9:46) with a hijack backbreaker-style face buster. 7. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Prince Devitt  beat BUSHI  (8:03) with the Bloody Sunday. 8. Kazuchika Okada, Shinsuke Nakamura & Tomohiro Ishii beat Hiroshi Tanahashi, Hirooki Goto & Tama Tonga (18:42) when Okada used the Rainmaker on Tonga.
* The big surprise of the Super Jr. so far is young luchador Angel de Oro from CMLL who is currently the runaway leader in Block A with four successive wins.
Block B: 1. Low Ki  - Alex Kozlov  3. Tiger Mask  - Ryusuke Taguchi  - Daisuke Sasaki  - Brian Kendrick  7. TAKA Michinoku  - Jado  9. Hiromu Takahashi 
Stuart (the lead writer for Strong Style Spirit) already said it, but I'll say it again -- Angel de Oro leading Block A with a full eight points is a huge surprise. I have to point out that this isn't just his first BOSJ, but it's also his first time being used by New Japan period as far as I know. Promotions over in Japan tend not to go big on somebody they've only just brought in like this and it's something very special when it happens. I've heard of Angel de Oro before, but this makes me want to go search out some of his matches.
I started the second disc of the Bryan Danielson in NOAH comp.
I watched two matches and will finish it off tomorrow. The first match was Bryan Danielson/Bison Smith/Ricky Marvin vs. Atsushi Aoki/Akitoshi Saito/KENTA. I'm not really sure, but I think at one point Aoki might have purposefully sandbagged Danielson, and it let to Bison and Marvin taking liberties with him. That or there was just very awkwardly looking offense. Overall the match wasn't a classic or anything, it just OK sadly. Nothing bad outside of the weird stuff with Aoki initially. I will say that I'm quickly becoming a huge fan of Ricky Marvin. Anyway, Danielson submitted Aoki with the Cattle Mutilation to win.
Next up with Bryan Danielson/Daniel Cross/Ted Dibiase vs. Muhammad Yone/KENTA/Taiji Ishimori. In this one, Ishimori is like Sonic the Hedgehog, blurring around the ring and kicking people very hard. Daniel Cross does his best to bring the match down while Ted Dibiase continues to impress in Japan. Everyone else is their usual good self, but Cross is abominable and doesn't belong here. Yone finishes Cross off with the Muscle Buster to mercifully end this one.
Match of the Day goes to Bryan Danielson/Bison Smith/Ricky Marvin vs. Atsushi Aoki/Akitoshi Saito/KENTA.
When you're as good as Chael, you can only call out people worse than you.